It’s one thing to hold down your city in theory and another to actually give back to the community that’s raised you. The latter is exactly what the Boss Hogg Outlaw did on Friday (December 16) by way of his third Annual FEED HOUSTON Food Drive and Concert at Warehouse Live. Fans donated five can goods each for tickets to see Thugga rock the mic along with guests Killa Kyleon, Trae tha Truth, Marcus Manchild, Z-Ro and Juvenile.
Before Thug took the stage, Juvenile treated the capacity crowd to throwback hits such as “Ha” and “Back That Azz Up” from his breakout LP, 400 Degreez. The original Cash Money Records alum then offered up “Nolia Clap” and his new single “Power” from his soon to be released CD, Rejuvenation.
Slim hit the stage to thunderous applause and immediately dove into his catalog of fan favorites such as “Houston,” the Z-Ro assisted “Gangsta,” “Creepin’” and “I Run.”
To cap off his weekend of philanthropy, Thug joined the Hard Riders of Houston Motorcycle Club Sunday (December 18) to deliver toys to over 200 kids at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Garden City right down the street from where he grew up.
“I was born on Homestead, but I was raised in Acres Homes,” Slim Thug said. “Literally, since I was 10 years old, I lived right down the street from here on this same street, on Gulf Bank, so it’s just blessing to be able to come back and give back and not be the one trying to receive something.”
Over 70 tricked out bikes throttled down West Montgomery to the club with all the kids enthusiastically looking on as they pulled in. One biker was even decked out in a Santa suit and leather. Each kid left with a bag full of toys and megawatt smiles on their faces.
“I’m from here, I know what it is,” Slim said. “I lived it, I’ve been that kid on Christmas; I know the feeling of wanting something and not receiving it or going to school and hearing about what everybody else got and not being able to brag back with ‘em, so we just wanted to give all kids a good Christmas. All kids deserve Christmas, I don’t care who it is.” —Maurice Bobb